Hogan Will Not Run Against Trump in Primary

Well it looks like ill have to find someone else to vote for the Republican presidential primary as my Governor has decided NOT to run. From the first two paragraphs in The Washington Post.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who was considering an insurgent White House bid that would have championed traditional GOP values, will not challenge President Trump for the Republican Party’s 2020 nomination.

“I’m not going to be a candidate for president in 2020,” Hogan said in an interview.

Looks like Republicans might be stuck with Trump as their standard bearer after all. Harvard and Harris X show in their latest poll what has become the norm lately, a large lead for Joe Biden.

Joe Biden 36%
Bernie Sanders 17%
Kamala Harris 8%
Elizabeth Warren 5%
Pete Buttigieg 5%
Beto O’Rourke 4%
Cory Booker 3%
John Hickenlooper 1%
Mike Gravel 1%
Tim Ryan 1%
Andrew Yang 1%
Julian Castro 1%
Michael Bloomberg 1%
Jay Inslee 1%
John Delaney 0%
Eric Swalwell 0%
Kristen Gillibrand 0%
Seth Moulton 0%
Tulsi Gabbard 0%
Amy Klobuchar 0%
Marianne Williamson 0%
Wayne Messam 0%
This poll was done May 29-30 among registered primary voters.

Posted by Dave at 11:04 am
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113 Responses to “Hogan Will Not Run Against Trump in Primary”

  1. Wes says:

    Trump would crush him in the primaries. Why would Hogan run the risk of compromising himself on a guaranteed loss?

  2. Tgca says:

    Dos Bebe! Dos!!

  3. Tgca says:

    MAGA B*tches! MAGA!

  4. Victrc says:


    Happy Sunday to you all

  5. Tgca says:

    Cinco Bebe! Cinco!

  6. VictrC says:

    Well you what they call the 4th…el ch#ngon lol!

    Btw TGCA my wife loves your daily menu updates.. sorry Jason!!!

  7. Victrc says:

    Though in golf I go by El Guapo!!! Even have it in my bag!

  8. Victrc says:

    It’s slow on a Sunday. I know, let’s discuss ABOR….no. How about TARI….no. How about this.

    Who do you think is the best member in the House and In The Senate…and who would make the best candidate in 2024.

  9. Tgca says:


    House – Justin Amash
    Senate – Mitt Romney

  10. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    House- Lynn Cheney
    Senate- Chuck Grassley

  11. Wes says:

    Lynn Cheney? She’s the Wyoming equivalent of a Kennedy. She attempted an ill-considered run against Mike Enzi but dropped out to avoid a humiliating defeat. She subsequently won a House primary with an underwhelming margin against a group of no-names.

    She’s the epitome of the so-called “Heir force.”

    There are far better people in Congress than Lynn Cheney.

  12. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Cheney is smart, hard working, articulate and I agree with her conservatism.
    Your Bill of Grievances is nothing more than “political process crimes”. Where is the substance of your displeasure?

    As an aside, did you read the article about Thom Tillis in today’s Greensboro newspaper? If not, go to the last thread before this one. It should be the last post. Your opinion is appreciated, but stick with substance, not process.

  13. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Boston Herald article rips Elizabeth Warren:

    “One of them changed the subject back: “Your family told you were Native American?”
    They’d obviously done some research. They mentioned the 1986 Texas bar application where she claimed to be an Indian. Not to mention Harvard’s brag that she was a “woman of color.”
    “How long did you hold onto that?”
    No answer.
    “Like, why’d you do that?
    “So,” she began, and you immediately knew she was again on the ropes, “it’s what I believe. You know, that’s like I said, that’s what I learned from my family –”
    Again with the blaming of her family. As indefensible as her ethnic fraud is, isn’t it almost as reprehensible to point the finger at your own deceased kin for your misdeeds? Remember, she’s also said her parents had to “elope” during the Depression because of her grandparents’ bigotry against Indians. Total nonsense, as newspaper accounts from the time have shown.”

    It is not a surprise that a candidate this unhinged is campaigning on giving away tens of billion of dollars of free stuff to voters, without explaining how to pay for it, other than that she will tax the rich.

  14. Wes says:

    You mean the substance of trying to claim Mike Enzo—the sixth most conservative member of the Senate according to ACU—wasn’t conservative enough for WY?

    That’s a lot of substance there, I tell you, Sheep.

    Good for her for being a hard-working legislator. It still doesn’t mean she’s not a self-seeking candidate using the Kennedy maneuver to gain power—I e, banking on her last name despite her deficiencies as a pol.

    I hope WY Republicans nominate Matt Mead for Senate rather than her next year. By all accounts, Mead was a solid conservative as Governor—and actually made something of himself rather than coasting on his last name and trying to create false, unbelievable memes about his opponents to gain power.

  15. Wes says:

    I would have to look at how those organizations reached their conclusions about Tillis’ record, Sheep. Anything Rand Paul gets a 99% rating from is automatically suspect to me and makes me think it’s a Paulbot front group.

    If conservatives want to primary Tillis, they’d better make sure their candidate is capable of winning statewide. I am uninterested in seeing the NCGOP emulate the DEGOP.

    Regardless, Tillis has voted with conservatives in almost all instances and is a formidable campaigner. As currently constituted, NC Republicans are no longer the firebreathing Jesse Helms types in general. Has anyone considered Tillis may be Representative of the moderate conservatism of the current NC electorate?

  16. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    How far left has the California Democratic Party gone? Here is a video of Democratic candidate Hickenlooper being booed for saying socialism is not the answer.

  17. Wes says:

    RRH is having a Pelosi circle jerk. I’m not quite getting that. Under Pelosi, Dems have won majorities three times—all under unpopular GOP Presidents. They’ve failed to win majorities five times—once in 2004 and twice following GOP lanslide years in addiction to those two decisive midterm losses.

    She’s spent 2/3 of her time as Leader in’s t minority and only once—in 2008—has managed to replicate the Dem dominance in the House extant from 1932 to 1992.

    Granted, she has a better track record than Dick Gephardt, but I don’t see her as the brilliant leader RRH is breathlessly panting about.

  18. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    14. Matt Mead is a solid conservative, and would be a good senator. But he really did not do much as Wyoming governor, and likely would be just another nondescript, lackluster senator, like ones President Obama ran circles around while in office. The Republicans already have enough dull senators.

    Liz Cheney is colorful and combative; she already is in the House leadership, and has been active in the national political scene. She also has media experience on Fox News. She really needs to run.

  19. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    17. Saw that on RRH too. Was surprising.

  20. Wes says:

    So what you’re saying is that an Heir Force candidate whose political career died almost before being born and who barely achieved a primary victory in a split field against a host of no-names would be the best the WYGOP has to offer.

    I think Wyoming Republicans can do better. It’s not as if they lack a deep bench.

  21. lisab says:

    i am glad hogan wont be running on traditional republicn values

    we are running out of countries to bomb

    i suppose we could always invade iceland

  22. Wes says:

    Adam Schiff says lack of GOP support would doom impeachment:

    Well, Adam, Dems have 235 seats in the House. They don’t need Republicans to impeach Trump.

    Of course to get to the 67 votes needed to REMOVE Trump from office, they’d need at least 20 Republicans in the Senate. Since Kyrsten Sinema has come out against removal and Doug Jones would be unlikely to further commit political suicide with a vote for removal, doesn’t that mean Dems are blocking impeachment and removal as much as Republicans?

  23. Phil says:

    Sinema and Jones would absolutely vote to remove if Schumer needed them for the 66th and 67th vote. Of course the vote isn’t going to get anywhere close to that so you can have Democrats in reddish states like these two safely posture against removal. It’s means nothing. Kind of like Manchin waiting five minutes after Collins put Kavanaugh over the top to announce he too was for Kavanaugh. Sure you are, Joe. Ha. When the vote really matters Democrats ALWAYS pull together. Always, without exception. When it doesn’t matter they play these I’m a moderate games.

  24. Tgca says:


    Agreed Phil! Both Dems would provide the 66th and 67th Senate vote if it came down to it just as Mac and Mitt would. But it ain’t gonna happen so no worries.

    So all I’m gonna say on the matter is…


  25. Tgca says:

    Veinte Cinco Bebe! Pootahs!

  26. Bitterlaw says:

    Where’s lisab? I need to tell her I hate Trump and I am glad he beatHillary.

  27. Tina says:

    Excerpt from Trump’s remarks before leaving DC for London:

    Q Would you being willing to meet with Sadiq Khan in London—the mayor?
    THE PRESIDENT: No, I don’t think much of him. I think that he’s a—he’s the twin of de Blasio, except shorter. Okay. Thank you everybody.

  28. Victrc says:

    Ok so I only received two answers….and one really made me angry when I saw Amash….whose a total tool, a real pauliac loon. But then I saw TGCA said Romney and I realized it was a good lmao.

    Ok seriously…looking past Trump who do we have on the bench that will challenge in 2024. Whose going to be able to tackle the electoral map that year. I don’t think Texas swings that soon (which by friends will be a sad day because Texas is a great state, but when the leftists take over on downs…it’s going straight to the toilet!). Can any Republican win in 2024 without a seismic shift in party policy and direction?


  29. Tgca says:


  30. jason says:

    Who do you think is the best member in the House and In The Senate…and who would make the best candidate in 2024″

    Senate: Marco Rubio
    House: Steve Scalise

    Marco Rubio

  31. jason says:

    In my opinion the strongest GOP candidates for 2024 are Nikki Haley and Marco Rubio.

    Yeah, I think the party should have a seismic shift in policy and direction.

    It should go back to being the party of free enterprise, free trade, personal responsibility, creating wealth instead of distributing it, deregulation, limited government, energy independence….

    I would seriously consider rejoining such a party.

  32. jason says:

    I am fine with either Cheney or Mead. Mead is certainly qualified.

    But given a choice, I prefer Cheney for the reasons SDC gave.

    I don’t disagree with wes that Cheney used her name to get initial traction, but I disagree there is a problem with that.

    I think since then she has acquitted herself well and shown to be competent and as SDC puts it, colorful and combative, which is something the GOP needs.

    I don’t have a problem with people using their names to get elected. I have a problem with voters who keep re-electing people based solely on the their names. Case in point: Bob Casey in PA.

  33. jason says:

    I am glad Hogan is not running. I certainly like him and he has done a good job as MD governor. But his candidacy would only help the Dems.

    Contrary to Weld, who is a joke, Hogan would have inflicted damage on Trump, and the MSM would have made him their hero for as long as it suited them. They will have a lot more trouble giving a Weld a big platform because it will probably help Trump rather than hurt him.

  34. mnw says:

    Senate: Tom Cotton
    House: Devin Nunes

    Tom Cotton

  35. Bitterlaw says:

    Senate – Rubio
    House – Nobody.


  36. Chicon says:

    33 – nice post, Jason.

  37. mnw says:


    Desperate times for the Blues. Must win Game 4, or it’s over, for all practical purposes.

  38. VictrC says:

    Jason. – good post and spot on about Cheney. I also agree with Wes’s initial reaction about using her name to get elected, but I think its what you do after getting elected that counts and she has been a very engaged, effective and solid member since coming to the House. She’s fairly dynamic and I personally like her.

    As for Rubio, he was my guy in 2016 and Ive supported him since he first ran for Senate in 2010 (very early 50 point down supporter!!!). I was extremely disappointed with his campaign though, and thought he wasn’t ready for prime time. I hope that this changes and he becomes a stronger leader in the Senate and makes the challenge.

    Same for Haley. Ironically, the first time I met her it was with Rubio and Cruz together in Atlanta. Amazing to see how far they have all come (Cruz personality aside). She was fourth in the polls then, he was way down and Rubio was considering quiting. Look at them now, two have run for President and two will run again.

    As for returning to our “roots” of limited governemtn and all that applies (as Jason astutely wrote above) how do we do that, but yet appeal to those who are being wooed by liberals. How do we ditch the unfairly attached negative themes and names that are associated with Conservatives/Republicans. ( I dont list them because I don’t know what the filter will allow). We will never be able to control the media portrayal, nor win the social media war, so how do we get the message to the middle of the road voters and minority groups (Hispanics especially) that these values actually benefit them more than freebies from the government?

  39. Chicon says:

    Mnw – I agree game 4 is crucial. It’s getting to the point in the series where the coaches have made their adjustments. Hopefully a big effort tonight. Binnington has done well after tough games so far.

  40. NYCmike says:

    “You mean the substance of trying to claim Mike Enzo—the sixth most conservative member of the Senate according to ACU—wasn’t conservative enough for WY?”

    -Next time Wes makes a remark about Rand Paul, make sure he knows how he is rated by the ACU, if that is HIS benchmark for “most conservative member of the Senate”.

    I have a feeling he will NOT be consistent in using that benchmark, and will justify not doing so by using some multi-syllable words, quoting from books few people have read outside of his little fantasy world, and, of course, calling people “stupid” and other words MD used to use.

  41. NYCmike says:

    “Desperate times for the Blues. Must win Game 4, or it’s over, for all practical purposes.”

    -EVERY game is desperation! Until they have lost 4 of them, they have a chance by being there. Keep the faith!

    Think about what happened last time they got blown out, by the Sharks.

  42. NYCmike says:

    Is anyone taking bets on how many times Wes will use the phrase “Heir force” in the coming years?

    Will it be a daily occurrence?

    Will only the Cheney name trigger its use, or will the name “Bush” also trigger it?

  43. NYCmike says:

    -Could this teacher lose her job? What would be the lawful reason for her to be removed?

  44. NYCmike says:

    In other news, there is now an “M Straw” playing for the Houston Astros in MLB.

    I wonder if he owns a salmon-colored cocktail jacket?

  45. lisab says:

    having a big muslim population will eventually hurt the dems here.

    they are not exactly “progressives”

    and will either split off from the dems or drive other groups out, e.g. lbtgwerty, jewish people or hispanics

  46. lisab says:

    roy moore sounds like he will run

  47. Wes says:

    Moore is trying to get AL Republicans to employ the Mikey Maneuver against Doug Jones yet again.

  48. NYCmike says:

    “the Mikey Maneuver”

    -Don’t tell Frank!

  49. NYCmike says:

    -Here is the extended version, with Frank (Wes) getting his typical gift from his clients.

  50. Bitterlaw says:

    In honor of Pride Month:

    Maybe Tgca will be inspired to eat food.

  51. jason says:

    NYC will whine about the “RINOS” running against Moore and then when Jones gets re-elected will blame the GOP establishment.

    But he will be ecstatic with the message Moore sends and if anyone asks him why a liberal Dem is representing AL he will counter with “are you against primaries”?

    No I am not prescient, I have seen the movie many times before.

  52. NYCmike says:

    jason is back to writing for the NY Times, aka “fake news”.

    Show one comment where I wanted Moore to win the primary last time.

    Between you, Bitterlaw, and Wes, stop making cr*p up.

    I realize that A-Holes specialize in that business, but maybe you need a change in diet, as the 3 of you seem to be incapable of stopping the flow lately. You are in danger of dehydration.

  53. jason says:

    Show one comment where I wanted Moore to win the primary last time.”


    You said you would be supporting “any Republican” and you supported another moron, Mo Brooks, a fifth rate spoiler of a candidate who YOU KNEW had 0 chance of winning the primary, to ensure Strange lost the primary.

    You still haven’t explained why you didn’t support the candidate that would have won the GE by 30 points, was a strong conservative and supporter of Trump’s agenda, and was in fact supported by Trump.

    Oh, I know, you were SENDING A MESSAGE.

  54. jason says:

    “Mikey Maneuver” is very accurate.

    Doug Jones can thank his lucky stars for the NYCs of the world.

    They handed him the senate seat on a silver platter.

  55. NYCmike says:

    Strange, for whatever reason, was damaged goods in regard to the primary voters. A clean break should have been made once it was seen he was in for a fight, and it would have left Brooks to deal with Moore. Ego, chutzpah, or some other Wes-MD-jason-like belief in their invincibility kept Strange from bowing out.

    Brooks would have beat Moore handily.

    Brooks would have beat Jones handily.

    2020 will be needed to correct the mistake.

  56. CG says:


    Brooks would have probably beaten Jones in a general election, but it seems extremely unlikely that Brooks would have stopped Moore for the nomination.

  57. jason says:

    There wasn’t a single poll that showed Mo Brooks, a spoiler moron, even close to winning the primary, and NYC knows that.

    And of course, Brooks, with his 20% support, would never have won a runoff primary against Moore.

    The only reason NYC supported an idiot like Brooks was to send a message.

    Doug Jones got the message.

  58. jason says:

    That is correct.

    Brooks would probably have won the GE, but would not have won the runoff.

    And let’s not forget that Brooks refused to endorse Strange in the runoff..

  59. jason says:

    Wes-MD-jason-like belief in their invincibility kept Strange from bowing out.”

    You forgot Trump.

  60. NYCmike says:

    Brooks would have beat Moore.

    The people who supported Moore in the primary, which I did not, would have been more receptive to Brooks than they were to Strange.

    The writing was on the wall that Strange’s time in DC was not to the liking of Alabama voters……but people like you would rather lose and blame Moore than step aside and allow Brooks to win.

  61. NYCmike says:

    “And let’s not forget that Brooks refused to endorse Strange in the runoff..”

    That was wrong.

  62. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    |”Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, received five student draft deferments during the Vietnam War, the same number of deferments received by Vice President Dick Cheney, and later was disqualified from service because of asthma as a teenager.”

    From Eisenhower to Bush; every president served in the military during WWII. One of the first questions often asked of any male of age to fight in WWII was “where did you serve.”

    That ended with the 1992 election, and the presidents elected afterwards. Clinton and Trump evaded military service, as did VP Cheney and VP Biden. All have been referred to as draft dodgers. Obama declined to serve in the military — and was openly counter culture in his views at the time. Bush2 did serve in the Texas Air National Guard, but was never called to active duty.

    A major generational change took place in 1993, with the World War II generation, which had a strong core values, being replaced by the indulgent baby boomers, who were adversely affected by the cultural changes of the 1960s and 1070s. The nation began to slip its anchor when that happened. It drifting badly, until it finally hit the reef in 2008 — which is when the left started to become emboldened to challenge the existing American value structure, which the baby boomer generation left badly tarnished.

  63. CG says:

    “The people who supported Moore in the primary,would have been more receptive to Brooks than they were to Strange. ”

    This defies some logic.

    Strange was hurt via his association with Bentley, but he was very loyal to Trump and had Trump’s endorsement.

    Before capitulating and becoming an all out Trumpist, Brooks had said some very nasty things about Trump in the 2016 campaign and likely did not vote for him.

    So, if Strange lost with Trump’s endorsement, Brooks was going to win somehow, with all the focus being how he was so anti-Trump?

    No, many Strange voters would have gone for Moore over Brooks (and remember this was before all the child abuse stories went public)and I believe NYC would have certainly used “support for Trump” as a reason to back Moore over Brooks.

  64. NYCmike says:

    “and I believe NYC would have certainly used “support for Trump” as a reason to back Moore over Brooks.”

    -This statement, as usual, disregards all of the posts in favor of Brooks. It also disregards that I did NOT support Moore until he was running against the Democrat.

    Obviously, “CG” is sticking with his “I believe” method instead of using facts.

  65. CG says:

    The entire focus of a Moore campaign vs. Brooks would have been “Mo Brooks did not support Donald Trump in 2016 and called him this name, this name, that name.. and Roy Moore stands with Trump.”

    With that in mind, Trump probably would have endorsed Moore in the primary.

    and NYC wants us to believe he would have supported Brooks over Moore in such a race?

    Beam Me Up.

  66. NYCmike says:

    Brooks was a member of the HFC. Coming from Alabama, he was the best fit for that state……the most conservative candidate who could win the general election.

  67. NYCmike says:

    “Beam Me Up.”

    -You are already there.

  68. CG says:

    Nobody tagged as “anti-Trump” was going to win that primary.

    I wish that were not the case, but that’s reality. Selective editing now is not going to do any good.

    All three of the candidates mentioned sucked and deserve what happened.

  69. NYCmike says:

    “and NYC wants us to believe he would have supported Brooks over Moore in such a race?”

    -Statements like this show how far “CG” will go to craft his own “beliefs”. He will ignore my comments thru that whole election, and simply make up his own.

  70. CG says:

    Brooks was no more conservative than anyone else. He just had the chutzpah to change from a principled revulsion of Trump in 2016 to complete lockstep with him when he decided he had higher political ambitions.

    Strange was plenty conservative. Nobody had an issue with his brief Senate voting record. He was hurt because he was appointed by a scandal plagued Governor in what looked like a backroom deal and because Roy Moore has a large cadre of loyal Evangelical supporters.

    Far more came out publicly about Moore after he won the nomination than before. Anybody who still thought Moore deserved to win a general election and become a U.S. Senator should re-examine themselves. Had he won, the Democrats might have won a couple more Senate races in November 2018 than was otherwise the case.

    Mitch McConnell was certainly relieved when Moore lost.

  71. NYCmike says:

    “He was hurt because he was appointed by a scandal plagued Governor in what looked like a backroom deal and because Roy Moore has a large cadre of loyal Evangelical supporters.”

    -Yes, I addressed this earlier when I wrote “The writing was on the wall that Strange’s time in DC was not to the liking of Alabama voters……but people like you would rather lose and blame Moore than step aside and allow Brooks to win.”


  72. NYCmike says:

    “Brooks was no more conservative than anyone else.”

    -Will you use the ACU ratings like Wes did earlier in this thread to prove your point??

  73. CG says:

    That’s not what you said. You were implying that Strange was casting votes or saying things in Washington that conservatives did not like. That was not the case at all. They were just upset how he got there.

    Nonetheless, before all the news came out about Moore being a sexual predator, it would have been much, much tougher for Brooks to have beaten Moore than Strange.

    You seem not to grasp that concept for whatever reason. That particular matchup would have been a referendum on Trump. That means in a primary in Alabama, Moore would have won easily and it is laughable for you now to hypothetically claim you would have stood in principle with the “NeverTrumper” candidate.

  74. NYCmike says:

    “Far more came out publicly about Moore after he won the nomination than before.”

    -Odd how that happens, isn’t it??

  75. NYCmike says:

    “You were implying that Strange was casting votes or saying things in Washington that conservatives did not like.”

    -KEY word – “implying”.

    You REALLY like that word.

    Instead of just reading what I write, you “imply” all sorts of things, which just so happen to coincide with your “beliefs”.

    Again, ODD how that happens, isn’t it?

  76. CG says:

    Conservatives in Alabama did not take issue with anything Luther Strange did in Washington, DC.

    Many were upset about what he did in Montgomery, AL, not from an ideological standpoint but because of how he accepted a Senate appointment from Bentley after soft-pedaling the state investigation of him.

    On the contrary, far more conservatives were upset at Mo Brooks because he had formerly opposed Donald Trump in very personal terms.

    In a Moore vs. Brooks race, without Strange, Moore would have kept his voters (as Brooks would have kept his) and gotten most of Strange’s too.

  77. NYCmike says:

    AND, for the record, I didn’t IMPLY anything with my comment about Strange.

    The simple fact that others were jumping into the race showed that he was weak, for whatever reason you want to make up.

  78. NYCmike says:

    I love it that “CG” is back to tell me who I would have supported in a Brooks vs Moore race!

  79. CG says:

    You needed someone to do it.

  80. NYCmike says:

    “You needed someone to do it.”

    -Spoken like a true “conservative”.

  81. Tina says:

    Did the jebots stop watching Madcow?

    MADDOW TOO FAR LEFT EVEN FOR THE NYTIMES? WHAT WHAT WHAT?!!! Rachel Maddow’s credibility and ratings at a low ebb following Mueller findings, critics say | Fox News

  82. VictrC says:

    To summarize all the comments, and the sentiments of all the posters…

    No one wants Roy Moore to run, and certainly not be elected.

    Let’s pray Sessions runs, or that the people of Alabama are smart enough to not make the same mistake twice. be clear…NO ONE WANTS ROY MOORE!

  83. Wes says:

    Strange should have declined the appointment. That Bentley appointed Strange was the primary thing AL Republicans knew during the runoff. That Roy Moore was a would-be pedophile was not yet public knowledge; ergo, Moore had the edge.

    Had Strange declined the appointment and run in the primary, as the most prominent candidate without the Bentley baggage he probably would have won the runoff and definitely would have beaten Jones.

  84. Wes says:

    Incorrect, Vic.

    HHR’s own Elmer Gantry—MichiganGuy—wants Roy Moore to be Senator.

  85. NYCmike says:

    “HHR’s own Elmer Gantry—MichiganGuy—wants Roy Moore to be Senator.”

    -Wes should be arrested for all of the dead horses he keeps beating.

  86. jason says:

    The deadenders certainly want Roy Moore.

  87. mnw says:

    Two, Four, Six, Eight, Troll!

    After u feed him, be sure to nourish his li’l trollblog, too.

  88. JulStol says:

    Corey channeling Jim Traficant…now I’ve seen it all…

    Traficant was one of my favourite congresscritters while in Middle School.


  89. mnw says:


    You’ve been calling me a deadender for 10 years, & I never had any use for Moore.

    What a great thing that “respectable” GOPe nominees like Romney & McPain never lose after THEY’RE nominated… unlike those deadender nominees.

  90. CG says:

    On Politics1, I presented several Jim Traficant “One Minute Speeches.”

    Had them down perfectly.

  91. Tina says:

    Jebots lose in court over wall funding.

    Judge rejects House suit challenging Trump’s border wall, ruling one chamber of Congress cannot sue executive branch over spending.

    Source wp

  92. CG says:

    For JulStol-

    Here is a Traficant “One Minute Speech” from my trollblog that I made in 2009.

    There are like 8 vital elements that any Traficant One Minute Speech had to contain.

  93. jason says:

    You’ve been calling me a deadender for 10 years,”

    It looks like you think the shoe fits.

  94. NYCmike says:

    If that shoe fits, then Cinderella never got to try on the glass slipper after jason.

  95. mnw says:

    STL is levitating right now.

  96. NYCmike says:


    You are a rollercoaster!

  97. NYCmike says:


    Take that, Diamond Jim!

  98. Victrc says:

    Interesting article about the upcoming Danish elections

    Seems like the liberals there are moving/adopting conservative policies on immigration, doing so because they feel it is negatively impacting workers in the country.

  99. mnw says:


    The whole STL population is a rollercoaster.

    It has dawned on a lot of us that Berube’s greatest talent is bringing his team back up after several truly horrendous stinkfests.

    It takes me several hours to decompress after a game, btw.

  100. lisab says:

    yes, i am all a-twitter after the game

    hockey right?

  101. mnw says:


    Most sports journos think the SC is the hardest championship to win among all major sports. It is often a once-in-a-lifetime thing.

    The Cards have won 11 World Series, as I recall– 5 or so in my lifetime. The Blues? O-for-50-years.

  102. lisab says:

    yeah, the bruins have only won 6 times in 20 appearances 🙁

    i’m all broken up about it

  103. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Wes and SoHope
    Catch this new Emerson College Poll of the NC 2020 races. To wit:
    President- Biden +12 over Trump. Sanders +7
    Senate- Some Democrat named Erica Smith +7 over Thom Tillis(R)
    Governor- Incumbent Roy Cooper(D) +14 over Lt. Governor Forrest(R)

  104. Waingro says:


    General Election Head to Heads

    Trump 44%/ Biden 56%
    Trump 46%/ Sanders 54%
    Trump 48%/ Buttigieg 52%
    Trump 50%/ Warren 50%
    Trump 51%/ Harris 49%

    Full Results:…

  105. Phil says:

    The day a Republican loses NC to a self proclaimed socialist by eight points is the day I completely give up on politics. If that happens it means the country is flat out gone.

    BS poll.

  106. Wes says:

    In 2008–the best year Dems have had in this state since the 1960s—Dems won the big three elections by the following margins:


    Obama 49.6; McCain 49.3


    Hagan 53; Dole 44


    Perdue 51; McCrory 46

    After decisive shifts rightward in the local electorate in recent elections—Roy Cooper being the lone exception because of GOP overreach—Emerson would have us believe NC is voting just slightly to the right of MD. This is especially ridiculous in the Senate race with a candidate no one has ever heard of dominating the race. I’m honestly shocked Emerson would commit this kind of polling malpractice. Even PPP isn’t this naked of a Dem cheerleader.

  107. Wes says:

    Sheep, you might want to have your alter ego let your fellow RRHer know AL had a special Senate election only because Trump appointed Sessions AG.

    There would have been no such election had Hillary won.

  108. mnw says:

    RAS today 49/50 & -4.

    Doesn’t SEEM like the sky if falling.

  109. dblaikie says:

    I don’t even try anymore to proclaim which polls are bogus or not. Most poster here know that North Carolina is a very light red state where the GOP garners between 48 to 52% percent of the vote.

    Here is the political make-up of the Emerson Poll: Democrat 37.2
    Independent 32.6
    Republican 30.2
    Or consider this in the poll 58% of those polled consider themselves very liberal, liberal or moderate.
    Well you decide for yourself about the validity of this poll.

  110. dblaikie says:

    Looks like Emerson College polled Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, and Winston/Salem decided that was the political makeup of the tar heel state.